Title

Fuelling financial literacy: estimating the impact of youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Article

Volume

8

Issue

2

Abstract

Training programmes are popular development interventions that aim to address problems of youth unemployment. This paper estimates the impact of a youth entrepreneurship programme in Tanzania on financial literacy and employment knowledge. Using primary data within a successive cohort design in a community-led programme, the authors employed propensity score matching and fixed-effect estimation methods to assess changes in knowledge, skills and attitudes of marginalised youth. They found strong positive effects of the programme on key intermediate employment outcomes: savings ability, employment confidence and personal finance. The positive impact of this programme supports youth entrepreneurship training programme and non-experimental evaluation methods.

Keywords

entrepreneurship training, impact evaluation, youth unemployment, financial literacy, propensity score matching

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